Shots fired at Rutland home

Bullets fired at window of home on Schell Court.

One of the bullet holes left behind following a drive-by shooting of a Rutland home in the 1100-block of Schell Court in Rutland on Monday night.

Kelowna RCMP investigators were back at a Rutland home Tuesday as they continued to investigate a shooting at the house the night before.

Officers were summoned to the 1100-block of Schell Court around 9 p.m. on Monday after gunfire was aimed at the upper half of the suited home.

“All of the shots appear to have been fired at the same window, leading police to believe that this was not a random act,” said Const. Steve Holmes. “Fortunately, no one in the home was injured.”

Still, “shooting incidents, such as this, are not common in Kelowna and should be alarming to the community given the potential for harm to innocent people,” Holmes added.

One bullet punctured the glass of the window, but Holmes was not able to say where in the room the bullet landed.

“I know it (a shot) also hit the house as well,” he said.

Police are not confirming the total number of hits to the house, and Holmes couldn’t say yesterday where the occupants of the suite were when the shots were fired.

Holmes said two adults were in the damaged suite at the time of the shooting; he wasn’t sure if anyone was in the downstairs suite at the time.

Investigators yesterday were focused on gathering physical evidence and speaking with people in the area as no one in the home saw the suspect or suspects, nor any vehicle involved, Holmes said.

“No motive for the shooting has yet been determined as the investigation is in its early stages,” he added.

“The Kelowna RCMP’s General Investigation Section is working diligently, with all available policing resources, in an effort to locate those responsible and bring them to accountability before the courts.”

Police are asking for anyone with information about the shooting to call them at 250-762-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can also visit the Crimes Stoppers website,, to report information.


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